For me, there were two memorable moments that, when we look back years from now, will be definitive moments in Seahawk history.
The first moment was the Wilson-Rice TD and the defensive stand that followed against the Patriots. It was the first time during the year that I really and truly saw our Hawks as serious threats to make some noise in the playoffs. It was the never say die attitude that they showed that made me a real believer that 2012 could be our year. We stood up to the mighty Patriots and showed them that their stranglehold of the NFL was coming to an end. We showed tenacity and a will to win. It also showed the Russell Wilson was not too short to be a quality NFL QB and that he could throw one beautiful down field pass. (The throw may very well be the prettiest throw I have ever witnessed made, regardless of who threw it. It was a thing of beauty.)
The second moment was the two masterful drives Wilson led the Hawks in during the game against the Bears. Both game-winning drives brought the Hawks to the national consciousness. All of us Hawk fans already knew we had something special in Wilson by this game, but what he did against a vaunted Bear defense put him and the Hawks into every SportsCenter telecast, every Yahoo! sports blog, into every home in America. It helped to eradicate the evil taste the "Fail Mary" left in everyone's mouth. As Seahawks fans we complain about the East Coast Bias and how we really secretly love the fact we are forgotten about. But like all red-headed middle stepchildren we crave the attention, seek it out, and should love it when we do get it. The Chicago game brought that.
Pete and John are creating a team us long suffering 12s are going to be talking about until we expire from this earth. Russell is the consummate leader that we have yearned for for years. Our time is coming. It will be a long championship off-season but when next season finally rolls around, Oh how sweet it is going to be.